There is a concept in the Bible called the Jubilee or the Jubilee cycle. It is complicated and not everyone agrees on what it means, when the current Jubilee ends, etc., but the concept of the Jubilee comes straight out of the Bible.
God was talking to the Jews in the wilderness when He said, “And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.”
“Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri 10 or Rosh Hashanah on the Jewish calendar; Sept. 23 on the 2017 Gregorian calendar), in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.”
“And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.”
“A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you” (Leviticus 25:8-11a).
Thus, a Jubilee year is the fiftieth year of a Jubilee cycle and the Jews are required to blow trumpets on that day because it falls on Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets.
When the Temple was built, some say the Jews blew the trumpet at the end of the day on Rosh Hashanah 100 times. The 100th blast was extra loud, extra long and it was called the Great Blast or the Last Trump.
Now, recall that I said, not everyone agrees on when the current Jubilee cycle ends, but it is not hard to find people who think that it will end at 6 pm (sunset) on the day before Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets).
As soon as the current Jubilee cycle ends (at 6 pm on Sept. 22 this year) the next Jubilee cycle will begin (on Rosh Hashanah Sept. 23, 2017).
Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” or “beginning of the year.” It is New Year’s Day on the Jewish civil calendar.
It always begins on a new moon. And some people believe the Rapture will be on Rosh Hashanah.
They believe Jesus will “descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God,” the dead will be raised and all Christians will be changed and Raptured (I Thess. 4:16-17).
They also believe these things will happen at the last blast of a trumpet (1 Cor. 15:51-52).
In addition to Sept. 23, 2017 being Rosh Hashanah, the blowing of trumpets, the day of the Great Blast or the Last Trump, etc. some people believe another reason why the next Jubilee cycle will begin on Sept. 23, 2017 is because the British defeated the Turks and captured Israel in 1917 and then Israel captured East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount 50 years later (the length of one Jubilee).
But there is more. When Jewish soldiers captured East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in 1967, Rabbi Schlomo Goren, Israel’s Chief Army Chaplain, stood on the Temple Mount and blew the trumpet (shofar).
Many Jewish religious leaders view that as a very significant prophetic event in the life of Israel. They believe 1917 began a new Jubilee cycle, 50 years later 1967 began another Jubilee cycle and 50 years later 2017 will begin another Jubilee cycle.
I recently heard Dr. Kevin Clarkson interview evangelist Dan Goodman on “Prophecy in the News” (https://prophecyinthenews.com/videos/dan-goodwin-prophecy-unsealed/).
Evangelist Goodman is an expert on Jubilee cycles and the author of God’s Final Jubilee.
He wouldn’t say the next Jubilee will begin on Sept. 23, 2017, but I have heard him say that if he was forced to tell what he believes, he thinks we are in the final Jubilee because it is the 70th Jubilee.
He also said there have been:
120 Jubilee cycles (120 X 50 = 6,000 years) since the creation of Adam,
70 Jubilee cycles (70 X 50 = 3,500 years) since the days of Moses, and
40 Jubilee cycles or 2,000 years since the days of Jesus.
The numbers 120, 70 and 40 are all significant numbers in the Bible which I won’t go into because of time, but the fact that all three of these significant numbers coincide in the same year (2017) and it is the 70th is not likely to be a coincidence.
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